Musicians often cultivate a dynamic stage persona by filling their shows with multiple costume changes, elaborate choreography, and family-vacation slideshows. Feast your eyes and ears on a thrilling performance with this GrouponLive deal to see The Cult with Against Me! and The Icarus Line at the Hollywood Palladium. For $23, you get one general-admission G-Pass on Saturday, June 23, at 8:30 p.m. (up to a $45.85 value, including all fees). Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
From breakout success on Britain's post-punk scene to a later heavy-metal conquest of America, the sound and style of The Cult has perpetually evolved while staying dependably vicious and viscous. Its current tour—leading up to the release of its first studio album in five years—finds the band stomping and slithering through goth-tinged classics such as “Fire Woman” and “She Sells Sanctuary,” along with scorching new tunes such as “Lucifer.” Live, guitarist Billy Duffy rides the frets while enigmatic singer Ian Astbury commands the mic as if orchestrating a prison break. Astbury's moody, mysticism-tinged effect owes much to his hero, Jim Morrison, whose bandmates he joined for a Doors of the 21st Century tour, in which he took Morrison's role.
Lauded Florida punk-rock force Against Me! and LA rock troupe The Icarus Line light the evening's fuse. Against Me! attacks with pop songs smashed into shards and wielded as a weapons. From underground beginnings as a raucous acoustic act, the band took on members and studio polish for 2007’s major-label debut New Wave , which was voted Spin's Album of the Year for its "massive beat" and thoughtful lyrics. The Icarus Line, steered by the yelp and purr of Joe Cardamone, lacquers the Hollywood Palladium’s art deco decor with guitar crunch that blurs the line between punk and late-period psychedelia.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
The Hollywood Palladium
On Halloween 1940, hundreds of couples clad in suits and cocktail gowns flooded into a brand-new concert hall. Bas-relief pillars and crushed-velvet curtains flanked a bandstand that today would seem comically small, its curves echoed in a series of sweeping, backlit circles rippling across the ceiling and ending in a wrap-around balcony where guests could look down on the sea of elegantly coiffed heads. But most importantly, there was lots and lots of room to dance.
That’s remained true in the many decades since the Hollywood Palladium’s grand opening. Over the years, the venue has hosted everyone from Black Flag and The Ramones to The Offspring and Jay-Z, and though a flashy modern light and video system now fills the stage, it still looks out on a massive dance floor lit by anachronistic chandeliers. Of course, guests might well guess at this blend of modern spectacle and old-school panache just from the venue’s façade, whose enormous neon letters tower above the marquee’s list of the big names on deck that week.